Peace and Justice

A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness
Phyllis Rodriguez' son was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Aicha el-Wafi's son was convicted of conspiring to plan the attack that killed him. In 2002, the two mothers met and became friends.
Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War
by Laura Carlsen
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.
Truth and Reconciliation in New York
by David Kaczynski
Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDuke
Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Just the Facts: It's a Locking-People-Up Problem
by Robert Mellinger and Doug Pibel
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marlowe
My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.
Making a Living
by David Korten
We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.
Connecting Prisons With Nature
by Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele
Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
Life With Poetry, But No Parole
by Spoon Jackson
Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a "melody that flowed like free verse."
My First Vote
"I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!" Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteis
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
I’m Looking for Justice, Not Vengeance
by Brooke Jarvis
A 9/11 widow on working for peace when the world expects you to want revenge.
Violence Disguised as Religion
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.
Time to End the War
by Robert Naiman
Even before the death of Osama bin Laden, Americans and Afghans felt it was time to begin bringing our troops home and handing back sovereignty to the Afghan people.
"Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"
Amy Goodman talks to legal scholar Michelle Alexander about the new American caste system.